Kimon Digenis

Summary

Kimon Digenis (Greek: Κίμων Διγενής) (1871–1945) was a Hellenic Army officer who reached the rank of Major General.

Kimon Digenis
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Greek generals at the Kırşehir POW camp: from left to right, Col. Dimitrios Dimaras (4th Division), Maj. Gen. Nikolaos Trikoupis (I Corps), Staff Col. Adnan or Kemaleddin Sami, Maj. Gen. Kimon Digenis (II Corps) and Lt. Emin
Native name
Κίμων Διγενής
Bornc. 1871
Kimolos, Kingdom of Greece
Diedc. 1945
Athens, Kingdom of Greece
AllegianceKingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece
Service/branch Hellenic Army
Years of service1891–1922
RankGR-Army-OF7-1912.svg Major General
Commands held13th Infantry Division
II Army Corps
Battles/warsGreco-Turkish War (1897)
Balkan Wars

World War I

Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)

Alma materHellenic Military Academy

He was born in Kimolos in 1871. He enrolled in the Hellenic Military Academy, and graduated in 1891 as a Second Lieutenant of the Artillery. He fought in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897, the Balkan Wars, the Macedonian front of World War I and the Asia Minor Campaign.[1]

During the latter, after the electoral defeat of the Liberal Party in November 1920 he replaced the Venizelist Colonel Konstantinos Manetas as commander of the 13th Infantry Division and commanded it in the operations of the spring and summer of 1921. In 1922, as Major General, he was in command of the II Army Corps.[1]

Following the Battle of Dumlupınar, he became a prisoner of war in Asia Minor in August 1922 and after a large-scale Army revolt that toppled the royalist government, he was dismissed from the army.[1]

He died in Athens in 1945.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Μεγάλη Στρατιωτικὴ καὶ Ναυτικὴ Ἐγκυκλοπαιδεία. Tόμος Τρίτος: Δαβατηνός–Ἰωσήφ [Great Military and Naval Encyclopaedia. Volume III: Davatinos–Joseph] (in Greek). Athens: Ἔκδοσις Μεγάλης Στρατιωτικῆς καὶ Ναυτικῆς Ἐγκυκλοπαιδείας. 1929. p. 89. OCLC 31255024.